Tuesday, December 30, 2008
So I will try to get an updated picture to post in the next day or two. I think last week the baby really pooped out a bit. It seemed like it happened in one day, Greg came home from work and commented that something had changed that day. Maybe the banana sized girl was just too big to stay within my frame and I popped out! She has also started moving like crazy. I usually feel her throughout the day, just gently moving around. Although I have already felt a couple of movements that have startled me. By the time I get to Greg she has calmed down and there is nothing that he can feel yet.
We flew to Saint Louis for a few days and while I was in the airport a woman casually asked me when I was due, which I was thrilled to answer. I was just excited to think that I am looking pregnant and not just chubby. We had tons of fun in Saint Louis visiting family and friends. We got lots of baby gifts which was lots of fun. I will have to take some pics and share her growing and stylish wardrobe with everyone. We also found out that Greg's sister Shani and her husband Jamie Wahl are expecting their first baby, and only 6 weeks after us!! We are so excited Baby Girl O will have a cousin so close in age!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a happy and safe New Year too!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Last week I had a Doctors appointment and everything went well. No new ultrasounds to share yet. I heard the heartbeat again and it sounded good. The midwife that I met with had a hard time finding the heartbeat because our baby girl kept moving around, she laughed and commented that she was being a little stinker since she wouldn't stay still! Seems like she is giving us little clues about her personality already....I'm thinking she'll either be a little stubborn or just an active baby always on the go (maybe like her cousin Beau?). They also measured the baby and said that her growth is perfect for her age, and they told me that I have gained the perfect amount of weight too. My belly is really showing now, we'll post pictures tonight...
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I have a Doctor's appointment this week to meet my new Doctor, and am very excited. The practice has a 3D Ultrasound machine so I'm hoping they will let me peak at the baby in 3D! Of course it they do you will all hear about it!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Greg and I were both pretty emotional seeming our little one for the first time. Even though my belly has been getting bigger and we have known there was a baby in there, it feels like we just got the news that we're going to be parents for the first time!
Thanks for all of the exciting emails, phone calls, texts etc. It has been fun to share the news and hear from everyone.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
At this point of your pregnancy, your uterus is approximately the size of a cantaloupe. There is still space available in your uterus and your baby will be active for periods at a time. Your baby may sit cross legged or turn somersaults (Practice a golf swing?). Around this time, your baby becomes more sensitive to the outside world and shows her presence through powerful kicks and prods. The bones through which sound is passed to the inner ear have hardened and the parts of the brain that receives and processes nerve signals from the ears are developing. This means that your baby can hear now. (I wonder if the baby can hear Greg belting out Christmas carols?) Your baby will get used to familiar sounds, such as your heart beating, familiar voices, blood rushing through the umbilical cord and other daily routine sounds. Your baby will become startled if he hears a loud sound.
We find out the sex on Wednesday so we'll be in touch! (Packers are coming to the house tomorrow, Monday. The moving truck is loaded on Tuesday, Wednesday the truck leaves, and we leave on Thursday for Denver...what a crazy week. If you want to chat and catch up call our cells Thursday we will both be driving our cars! We will get there Thursday night and spend the weekend settling in...of course we'll post pics and updates once we get there!)
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Love you all! Becky and Greg
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
You're from Colorado if You'll eat ice cream in the winter.
When the weather report says it's going to be 65 degrees, you shave your legs and wear a skirt.
It snows 5 inches and you don't expect school to be canceled.
You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.
You have no accent at all, but can hear other people's. And then you make fun of them.
'Humid' is over 25%.
Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the mountains.
You say 'the interstate' and everybody knows which one.
You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard.
You buy your flowers to set out on Mother's day, but try and hold off planting them until just before Father's day.
You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat.
You know what the Continental Divide is.
You don't think Coors beer is that big a deal.
You went to Casa Bonita as a kid, and as an adult.
You've gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities.
You always know the elevation of where you are.
You wake up to a beautiful, 80 degree day and you wonder if it's going to snow tomorrow.
You don't care that some company renamed it, the Broncos still play at Mile High
Every movie theater has military and student discounts.
Everybody wears jeans to church.
You actually know that South Park is a real place not just a show on TV.
You know what a 'trust fund hippy' is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder
You know you're talking to a fellow Coloradoan when they call it Elitches, not Six Flags.
A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you.
Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap out of the Raiders.
When people out East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh.
You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels 'sticky' and you notice the sky is no longer blue.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Then on Monday we got a small package in the mail from Greg Aunt Naa, who sent the red onesie for the baby. Too cute! (click the pic to enlarge) Thanks Aunt Naa!! XOXOX
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
First, I heard the heartbeat again and it sounded strong and healthy!
I also was talking to my Doctor about our upcoming move. I should have scheduled my 20 week check up (which is when they would do an ultrasound and determine the sex) on Friday but because of the move we will be in Denver by then. Since it will take a few weeks to get in to see my new doctor in Denver, my Saint Louis doctor said she would set up an early ultrasound for us so we can determine the sex before we leave!! We are so excited!
So the countdown is on....girl or boy?......make sure you vote on our poll!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Your baby is growing at an amazing rate and looking more like a human every day. Because your baby's skin is so thin, you are able to see blood vessels through the skin.
If you have an ultrasound at this point, (we still have to wait a few weeks for this) you might be able to see your baby sucking its thumb. Even though the eyes continue to move to the front of the face, they are still widely separated. Your baby's ears look like normal ears and continue to develop externally. The bones that have already formed continue to get harder and retain calcium. The baby is very mobile and flexible at this point. She can bend her arms at the elbows and wrists and she can also make a fist with her hands. (She?)
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This is a little dark, but I think you can get the picture.
Greg had just flown home from Seattle where he had resigned that day. His flight got in super late andall he wanted to do was relax. I told him I needed him to hold something up for me so I could photograph it and send it to my sister, he could tell something was up but agreed to help. I sat him on the bed, handed him a box with tissue paper overflowing out of it and turned the camera on….
Inside the box was the smallest St.Louis Cardinals onsie that that I could find with a note attached saying "We're going to have a baby!"
Here's everything that was in the box:
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Ok, at the end of the first trimester and feeling better, thank goodness!
Feel free to share the news with your friends and any family that we missed!
Here is this weeks update:
This is the last week of your first trimester and your baby weighs 14 to 20 grams. The crown-to-rump length of your growing baby is 2.6 to 3.1 inches. Your baby is now about the size of a peach. (who doesn't love a peach?)Fetal growth is amazing from now through about the 24th week of pregnancy. At this point of your pregnancy, there is a steady flow of pregnancy hormones in your bloodstream. Your body will adjust to the changes and morning sickness might stop and other early symptoms will begin to ease. Because the second trimester is approaching, feelings of anxiety or nervousness may also diminish. (Good news for Mom and Dad!) You have probably gained some weight by now. You are losing your waist and your clothing is probably fitting snugly. (This is exactly what is happening!) There is a milky membrane that surrounds your baby. It is pierced by the umbilical cord and is made up of two layers, which are fused together. Your placenta provides most of the nutrients and oxygen that your baby needs. By this week, the placenta is well formed and ready to take over hormone manufacture from your ovaries. The placenta will produce progesterone and estriol. These hormones will be crucial in the maintenance of your pregnancy. Tissue that will form your baby's bones is being laid down, especially around the head and limbs. The nose and chin are becoming more prominent. Your baby's eyelids meet and fuse together and they will not open again for nearly four months. The eyes started out on the side of your baby's head and they are now moving closer together on the face. The ears come to lie in their normal position on the sides of the head. If examined outside of the womb, you will be able to distinguish male from female at this time. The sockets for all twenty teeth are formed in the gums, (Aunt Sally and Uncle FooFoo are excited about this!) and vocal cords are beginning to form.
Things to come....
Week by week baby development updates
Pictures of the Belly (Becky's, of course!)
Reports from the doctor
Updates on the move to Denver, Greg's new job, etc.
And of course occasion pics and updates about Ashby!
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